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Trentyn Flowers - 5 Star Guard has NBA Potential

05/02/2022, 5:30pm EDT
By Taylor Hicks

Scrolling down through the list of high major players, one might do a double take when looking over the  Team Durant EYBL 17u roster. Only just finishing up his sophomore year of high school, 2024 wing Trentyn Flowers stands out. The silky smooth 6’8 creator dominated in a feature role at Huntington Prep (WV) during the 2021-22 season as he averaged 21.5 points per game and 10 rebounds per game.

As his game continues to soar to new heights seemingly each and every time we check in on Flowers, recruiting services around the country have started to rank him accordingly. 247 has him as the 6th best player in the 2024 class, while Rivals, On3 Consensus, and ESPN all slot him inside the top 13. 

With a straight up and down jump shot with consistent mechanics and high release point, it makes sense to know his bloodlines. His father Travis Flowers played professionally overseas in Italy after stints at Sierra and Sacramento State and has been mentoring Trentyn his whole life. 

Even though the elder Flowers knows that his son has NBA potential, he is still working in the gym every day with Trentyn to improve his craft. “He needs to keep working on his rotations on defense, but that will come as he continues to play high level competition,” said Travis, “but he does compete defensively and defends on the ball at a high level.” 

An automatic jump shot makes defenses close out hard on Flowers, but it’s his size, playmaking ability, versatility, passing, feel for the game, and ability to get downhill with the ball in his hands that truly take him to the elite level. “His high-level guard skills are what makes him unique,” said Travis about his son, “he played point guard growing up and that has really helped his development.” 

The young prospect hopes to continue to follow in the brand of big guards in the NBA that are hyper athletic playmakers, shot creators, and can handle the ball. He watches and patterns his game with elements of Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Penny Hardaway, and Tracy McGrady. “Big guards in the NBA that can pass and score. They usually have success in the league.” said Flowers. 

Ever since he received his first Division 1 offer back in February 2021 (from Xavier), college coaches have been not only monitoring him but actively recruiting him. The last 14 months have seen practically every top tier college program offer him. His offer list currently boasts schools such as: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC, and UCLA. With schools such as: Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Oregon, and Texas showing major interest in the 5-star wing. 

Trentyn Flowers is one of the best players in the country, regardless of class and has major goals on the horizon that are well within reach. The athletic wing is taking things day by day as of right now, but NextUpRecruits sees Flowers as a McDonald’s All American and Nike Hoop Summit participant before transitioning to a season of high-major Division 1 basketball. After that, stay tuned for the 2025 NBA Draft because there is a good chance that Flowers will hear his name called in the lottery.

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